UNITE WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS FOR A DAY OF EMPOWERMENT AND CELEBRATION

Connecting an industry, challenging the status quo
28 February 2023, Hilton Auckland

ABOUT


Returning for the first time in two years as a face-to-face event this year, the Women in Insurance Summit is part of Insurance Business NZ’s annual Women in Insurance Summit series. 

This powerful event is a critical aspect of our ongoing mission to recognise, celebrate and empower women across the insurance profession. Join us for a transformative day of growth as we discuss practical strategies for success, share career development insights, and build essential skills for professional advancement. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect face-to-face with like-minded professionals, engage in forward-thinking discussions and accelerate your personal development. Be part of the conversation today.

FEATURED SPEAKERS


Helen Fitness
Helen Fitness

Founder
Quiet Rebel Consulting

Jo McCauley
Jo McCauley

Chief Executive Officer
Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Lee-Ann du Toit
Lee-Ann du Toit

Partner, Actuarial and Insurance Services
Deloitte

Lianne Waru
Lianne Waru

New Zealand Manager
NM Insurance

Stephanie Wyatt
Stephanie Wyatt

Senior Commercial Insurance Broker
Cactus Insurance

Tanya Clews
Tanya Clews

Head of Claims Partnerships and Services
Ando Insurance

Kresh Wright
Kresh Wright

Head of Life & Health
New Zealand, Swiss Re

Bart Taylor
Bart Taylor

GM Direct Business & Chief Customer Officer
Protecta Insurance

Megan Warner
Megan Warner

Commercial Leader, New Zealand
Marsh Limited

Nancye Maloni
Nancye Maloni

Home Claims Manager
AA Insurance

Bronwyn Kirwan
Bronwyn Kirwan

Chief Sales and Service Officer
Fidelity Life

AGENDA


  • Registration opens
  • Opening remarks from the Chairperson
  • OPENING KEYNOTE: Women leading the way – inclusive decision-making 

    Join our Keynote as she discusses how the willingness to be inclusive in your decision-making practices can transform you into a more effective leader. She will share her wins, challenges and transformative decisions that helped her become the CEO, alongside a predominantly female leadership team. In this session, you will learn how to develop the framework to increase women in leadership – and how to empower others to do the same. 

    Megan Warner
    Megan Warner

    Commercial Leader, New Zealand
    Marsh Limited

  • Speed networking

    Expand your network, make connections and meet fellow delegates in a structured networking session.

  • Morning tea and refreshment break
  • PANEL: The future of the insurance sector

    From regulatory burdens to climate change, insurance companies are anticipating multiple obstacles as they navigate the post-pandemic recovery. In this session, hear from key industry leaders on some of the most pressing trends that are currently shaping the insurance market – and what you need to know to remain an informed and effective leader today.  

    • What are the upcoming legislative challenges, and how can you prepare?   
    • What is the current market and risk appetite in both new and existing businesses? 
    • Addressing emerging trends in natural disasters and climate risk 
    • What’s next: anticipating industry changes in 2023 and beyond
    Moderator
    Lee-Ann du Toit
    Lee-Ann du Toit

    Partner, Actuarial and Insurance Services
    Deloitte

    Panellists
    Bronwyn Kirwan
    Bronwyn Kirwan

    Chief Sales and Service Officer
    Fidelity Life

    Bart Taylor
    Bart Taylor

    GM Direct Business & Chief Customer Officer
    Protecta Insurance

  • Who is driving our future?

    Did you know there are more CEOs named John in Aotearoa than female CEOs? Women are not the niche, they are the market. Yet the facts suggest otherwise. Get ready to hold on to your seat as Megan Warner discusses how organisations and individuals can change the story – and, once and for all, be in the driving seat of our industry’s future.

    Megan Warner
    Megan Warner

    Commercial Leader, New Zealand
    Marsh Limited

  • Networking lunch
  • PANEL: Getting ahead – accelerating career and skill development

    The industry is rapidly changing, and leaders need to be at the forefront to deliver business objectives. How can you ensure you are on top of your game through self-driven learning and development? This session will discuss strategies to develop capabilities and skill sets for career advancement. 

    • What are the top emerging leadership skills, and how can we develop them? 
    • How can managers and organisations encourage and prioritise learning and development? 
    • Overcoming common challenges such as time management, multiple responsibilities and burnout
    Panellists
    Jo McCauley
    Jo McCauley

    Chief Executive Officer
    Southern Cross Travel Insurance

    Lianne Waru
    Lianne Waru

    New Zealand Manager
    NM Insurance

    Stephanie Wyatt
    Stephanie Wyatt

    Senior Commercial Insurance Broker
    Cactus Insurance

  • Dealing with mental wellbeing at an executive level

    With competing priorities and stressful working environments, many managers and executives are experiencing various levels of burnout. How can we prioritise wellbeing and create a culture of empathy and support at work? Hear how Kresh has learned to lead by example with self-care, and make mental wellbeing a priority in her daily practice.

    Kresh Wright
    Kresh Wright

    Head of Life & Health
    New Zealand, Swiss Re

  • Afternoon tea and refreshment break
  • WORKSHOP: Addressing the gender pay gap in the workplace

    The gender pay gap exists at all levels in the insurance profession. What steps can we take to increase the likelihood of more successful outcomes? How can we improve the industry’s performance as a whole? This session will discuss strategies to close the gender pay gap in the workplace on both a personal and organisational-level.

    • How to prepare for the conversation to get the outcome you want
    • Understanding your compensation expectations, incentives, and career progression
    • How to promote transparency and advocate change in your company’s remuneration process
    Helen Fitness
    Helen Fitness

    Founder
    Quiet Rebel Consulting

  • PANEL: Leading a high-performing team

    Building and sustaining an engaged and motivated team can be challenging in today’s uncertain climate and changing work environment. How can leaders develop a strong organisational culture to ensure their teams remain connected and productive? In this session, industry leaders will discuss how to create a collaborative and inclusive culture, from building the business to maintaining it through connectivity and mentoring.  

    • What do culture, recognition, development and performance look like in a hybrid workforce?  
    • How does a flexible work policy affect team retention and recruitment? 
    • Managing and engaging a multigenerational workforce  
    Panellists
    Tanya Clews
    Tanya Clews

    Head of Claims Partnerships and Services
    Ando Insurance

    Nancye Maloni
    Nancye Maloni

    Home Claims Manager
    AA Insurance

  • Event concludes

SPONSORS


Event Sponsor

  • Deloitte

Gold Sponsor

  • Marsh

BARISTA COFFEE SPONSOR

  • LGFB

VENUE


Hilton Auckland

Why Attend

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    Enjoy dedicated networking time and get connected with like-minded professionals and insurance leaders

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    Hear from an all-new speaker line-up featuring inspiring leaders and organisations like AIG and Southern Cross

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    Discover powerful strategies and insights in research-backed presentations on subjects like industry trends, career advancement and self-care

Registration for Women in Insurance New Zealand 2023 is open

Join us and hear the unique perspectives of respected industry leaders and celebrate their successes as they keep the insurance industry fresh, thriving and forward-looking.

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